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Fun Activities in Charlottesville/Ruckersville

Learn about our Founding Fathers

Charlottesville Virginia is the hometown for a number of United States Presidents.  During your time with us at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville-Ruckersville, visit presidential homes and learn a bit about America’s history.

Just 20 miles from the hotel, visit Monticello, the home of founding father, Thomas Jefferson.  12 miles from the hotel rests Montpelier, once home to founding father James Madison.  Finally, Ash Lawn-Highland is located in Charlottesville, and was the estate of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States of America.

Gateway to Skyline Drive

Experience a breathtaking drive through Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains east of the Shenandoah National Park.  Just a few moments from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville-Ruckersville, you can enter the mountains and enjoy the views from nearly seventy-five overlooks.

In and Around Charlottesville

In the city of Charlottesville, enjoy fantastic brews at a number of great local breweries – Three Notch’d Brewing Company, C’ville-ian Brewing Company, Champion Brewing Company, and more!  Even if wine is not for you, you can always have a good time in Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you would like to explore the city, a popular activity is to go antiquing.  Charlottesville-Ruckersville is home to some fantastic antique shops – who knows, maybe you’ll find a hidden treasure!

For a day of putt-putt or driving a bucket, head over to the Highlands Golf Park, just five miles away!

Sumptuous Dining

Go out for a fantastic lunch, dinner, or both, in and around Charlottesville-Ruckersville.  Our city offers a number of diverse dining options, so there truly is something for everyone.  For further recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly and professional hotel staff! Our recommendations include:

Blue Ridge Café

Fabio's Pizza

Jack's Shop Kitchen 

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

Lord Hardwicke's

El Jaripeo Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Timberwood Grill